Find Funding

Each year, NWO invests almost 1 billion euros in curiosity-driven research, research related to societal challenges and research infrastructure.
Researchers and research institutions can submit an application for funding for research projects, large equipment and databases as soon as NWO publishes a call for project proposals. Here you find all funding opportunities that NWO offers.

All calls

The call for proposals describes the aim of a grant round, who can apply, the amount of money available, which criteria your application needs to meet, how and when you can submit your application.

Search in all calls

Upcoming calls

In Upcoming calls you find the calls that are expected to open soon for applications. 

Take a look at calls that open soon

Applying for funding, but how does it work?

As soon as the Dutch Research Council publishes a call open for application, you can apply. Read more about the application process.

How does it work?

NWO's policy towards funding and the coronavirus

NWO is complying with the measures announced by the cabinet to tackle the coronavirus. This will have an impact on the funding rounds, ongoing research and NWO’s policy. Monitor this web page for the most recent updates on the situation.

NWO's policy towards funding and the coronavirus

Collaboration in research

NWO promotes various forms of collaboration. In addition to partnerships with various ministries, major social organisations and companies, NWO also encourages cooperation between researchers and smaller parties.

Collaboration in research